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Best Reviews is by others that ate here,check out what they wrote.Chosen best Central/South American Restaurant by City Pages in 2012.Good reviews City Pages. Good review by simplegoodandtasty food critic on internet.Excellent review in Feb. 2013 by sorelegsandscrambledeggs,stating the soup was so good she wanted to lick the bowl clean. Many good reviews by people at UrbanSpoon,St.Paul Pioneer Press gave excellent review front page food section.People write great things about it on facebook,such as: My son raved about your food;I'm dreaming of Catalina's; I LOVE this place! Catalina and Lucia, thank you for the wonderful ...;Just had a delicious dinner there! Why didn't we try this soon ...;This restaurant is amazing! I can hardly believe it. Everything is so fresh and made to order...,The service was wonderful and the food was so good. I would highly recommend it.;Best real Central American/Mexican food in town. Lots more good things written also on facebook by people that ate here.
My sorority chooses a different place to dine for an annual event. This year one of my sorors recommended Ginger Hop. What a great choice. This was the first time for most of us and by the end of the meal we were all in agreement that we would be coming back either as a group or other social situation. We each ordered something different then shared around the table. The portions were more than adequate for each of us which made sharing a great thing to do. I had the fried spring rolls for an appetizer. They were wonderful. I had stopped ordering eggrolls when I eat out because none compared to the handmade eggrolls my girlfriend makes. Ginger Hop's eggrolls are comprable. Crispy and flavorful. I no longer have to wait for my girlfriend to feel like making eggrolls. I like my food spicy so I had the General Tsiang Chicken. It had the right amount of heat and the chicken was tender and moist. I'll certainly go again and introduce some other friends to this great dining experience.
My comments only refer to the service I've always gotten via delivery; hence only 2 stars for atmosphere-I've no idea what it looks like inside! This place has the absolute BEST!! spaghetti sauce I've ever had from an Italian restaurant-their pesto sauce (when made with their lasagna) is AWESOME! I love the appetizer with meatballs (I just make my own pasta when it arrives) and I'm set for 2 night of great eating--it comes with great Italian bread also! I could go on and on for a long time, but please bear in mind that I am extremely fussy about Italian food and therefore I consider my love for this place's food true to life. One addendum--their artichoke dip is the best I have ever had--even my brother's doesn't hold a candle and he *was* a professional chef! Another great thing about them is that they offer wonderful desserts ++ Izzy's ice cream and to have a great dessert delivered to your door is RARE! ENJOY! **Also delivery is free.